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# The weight of a ball gets reduced by 23 kg from 312 kg after some time. What is the weight of the ball now?

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136 kg
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156 kg
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176 kg
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196 kg
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Solution

## The correct option is C 176 kgFinal weight of the ball can be found by subtracting the weight 2/3 kg from the initial weight of the ball. Hence, Initial weight of the ball = 312 = 72 kg The equivalent of 72 = 216 kg On the number line, this lies between 3 and 4, and at 3 parts out of 6 parts i.e., Reduced weight of ball = 23 kg Since the equivalent of 23 = 46 lb On subtracting, Final weight = 72 - 23 = 216 - 46 = 176 = 256 kg Since the weight is being subtracted, the final weight lies 4 units left of 216 on the number line i.e. at 176 kg. Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.

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